Putting the 'Ninja' fryer to the test - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Putting the 'Ninja' fryer to the test

Chris cooks fries using the 'Ninja Professional Frying System. Chris cooks fries using the 'Ninja Professional Frying System.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's rare that a company actually contacts me and offers to send me a sample product of theirs to test. But it happened this week. The company was Euro Pro LLC. They make and market the 'Ninja Professional Frying System.' This week I'm trying it before you buy it!

The 'Ninja Frying Machine' promises to heat up quickly, keep the pre-set temperature even if frozen food is dropped in and it's suppose to cook much quicker than other fryers allowing you to eat healthier by having less oil soak in your food. I was happy to test this one out, since I LOVE fried foods. My doctor, well he's not so happy about me doing this test.

The first thing I noticed and thought was a great idea was the detachable electrical cord that connects to the fryer with magnets. This way if someone accidentally pulls the cord, the whole fryer doesn't come tumbling down spraying hot oil all over the cook! Good safety feature for the 'Ninja' model!

Once I plugged the fryer in, it took approximately ten to twelve minutes for the fryer to reach the three-hundred-seventy-five degrees I had set. Next I had to assemble the frying basket and handle. This is where the trouble began. The directions in the booklet that comes with the fryer was a little confusing, at least for me. I had assembled the handle to the basket wrong initially, which caused it to completely fall off the basket when I tried to pull the food out of the fryer. If you purchase this model, make sure you read the instructions thoroughly before assembling the basket!

The test food I used was frozen french fries. Once the fries were in the basket and lowered into the hot oil I watched the temperature closely to see if indeed the fryer keeps its temperature as promised. I was surprised to see that the fryer did that for quite a while before dropping off a few degrees. The slight drop in temperature wasn't enough to affect the cooking time.

In the end, I found the 'Ninja Professional Frying System' to do very well. The fries didn't seem to absorb that much oil and tasted great without any hint of greasy oil. I give it a passing grade!

I was only to find the 'Ninja' online at Target. They ask $69.99 for the product. You may want to check with other similar stores to see if they're carrying the 'Ninja Professional Frying System.' I believe it will be a nice addition to any fried food lovers kitchen.

Copyright 2013 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.  

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:32:02 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    More >>

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children. 

    More >>
  • Teen with cerebral palsy denied prom tickets

    Teen with cerebral palsy denied prom tickets

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-04-29 02:36:27 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:00:47 GMT
    Ashley Hamblin already has her dress picked out, but may not be able to wear it. (WSMV)Ashley Hamblin already has her dress picked out, but may not be able to wear it. (WSMV)

    She has her dress, her date, and an extensive hair and makeup plan. It’s all in anticipation of her high school prom, but a Middle Tennessee teen was denied tickets.

    More >>

    She has her dress, her date, and an extensive hair and makeup plan. It’s all in anticipation of her high school prom, but a Middle Tennessee teen was denied tickets.

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    Officials: 5 dead during weekend storms, casualties may increase

    Officials: 5 dead during weekend storms, casualties may increase

    Sunday, April 30 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-04-30 04:31:34 GMT

    Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Saturday for multiple East Texas counties.

    More >>

    Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Saturday for multiple East Texas counties.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly